That England are suspect at the breakdown and inside centre is a problem position are hardly new developments, but neither was their fighting spirit. However many flaws there were, England still got the job done. The two tries in the final 10 minutes ensured they came away with the five points they required. It needs to be acknowledged that Fiji were tricky opponents. The Red Rose setpiece superiority never materialised and when England played badly, more often than not it was because Fiji made them play badly. Opening games are always tricky affairs for the hosts. They rarely shine. Going back eight years, France were upset by Argentina in Paris. In the grand scheme of things, England are up and running without any serious injuries. The coaching staff will be more than satisfied with that.